Chapter 1: The Cycles of Time

“…It is said that Augustine of Hippo, the Bishop in Roman Carthage (A.D. 354 – 430), the greatest thinker of the Christian Church in its early centuries, who fused the religion of the New Testament with the Platonistic tradition of Greek philosophy, was asked, “What is time?” His answer was, “If no one asks me, I know what it is; if I wish to explain what it is to him who asks me, I do not know.”

“…Time is essential to Earth, and all that is upon it, and to each one of us as individuals; for, as we know from our own experience and observations, what separates us from the moment we are born and the moment when we cease to live is TIME.

“…Though we know not what Time is, we have found ways to measure it. We count our lifetime in years – which come to think of it – is another way of saying “orbits,” for that is what a “year” on Earth is…

“…We do not know what time is, but the way we measure it makes us wonder: would we live longer, would our life cycle be different, were we to live on another planet whose “year” is longer? Would we be “immortal” if we were to live upon a “Planet of millions of years” – as, in fact, the Egyptian pharaohs believed that they would be, in an eternal Afterlife, once they joined the gods on that “Planet of millions of years?”

“…Indeed, are there other planets “out there,” and, even more so, planets on which life as we know it could have evolved – or is our planetary system unique, and life on Earth unique, and we, humankind, are all alone – or did the pharaohs know what they were speaking of in their Pyramid Texts?

“…Man has looked skyward from time immemorial, and has been wondering whether there are others like him out there, upon other earths. Logic, and mathematical probability, dictate a Yes answer, but it was only in 1991 that astronomers, for the first time, it was stressed, actually found other planets orbiting other suns elsewhere in the universe.

“…The first discovery, in July 1991, turned out to be not entirely correct… they concluded that a rapidly spinning star identified as Pulsar 1829-10 has a “planet-sized companion” about ten times the size of the Earth. Pulsars are assumed to be the extraordinarily dense core of stars that have collapsed for one reason or another. Spinning madly, they emit pulses of radio energy in regular bursts, many times per second. Such pulses can be monitored by radio telescopes; by detecting a cyclic fluctuation the astronomers surmised that a planet that orbits Pulsar 1829-10 once every six months can cause and explain the fluctuation… Their calculations (British astronomers) were imprecise and, therefore, they could not stand by their conclusion that the pulsar, some 30,000 light-years away, had a planetary satellite.

“…An American team had made a similar discovery pertaining to a much closer pulsar, identified as PSR 1257 + 12 – a collapsed sun only 1,300 light-years away from us. It exploded, astronomers estimated, a mere million years ago; and it definitely has two, and perhaps three, orbiting planets. The two certain ones were orbiting their sun at about the same distance as Mercury does our Sun; the possible third planet orbits its sun at about the same distance as Earth does our Sun.

“…The discovery stirred speculation that planetary systems not only were fairly common but also could occur under diverse circumstances,” wrote John Noble Wilford in The New York Times of January 9, 1992; “scientists said it was most unlikely that planets orbiting pulsars could be hospitable to life; but the findings encouraged astronomers, who this fall will begin a systematic survey of the heavens for signs of intelligent extraterrestrial life.”

“…Were then the pharaohs right?

“…Long before the pharaohs and the Pyramid Texts, an ancient civilization – Man’s first known one – possessed an advanced cosmogony. Six thousand years ago, in ancient Sumer, what astronomers have discovered in the 1990s was already known…

“…One long text, written on seven tablets, has reached us primarily in its later Babylonian version. Called the Epic of Creation and known by its opening words Enuma Elish, it was publicly read during the New Year festival that started on the first day of the month Nissan, coinciding with the first day of spring.

“…Philosophers and scientists, contemplating the universe and offering modern cosmogonies, invariably end up discussing Time. Is Time a dimension in itself, or perhaps the only true dimension in the universe? Does time only flow forward, or can it flow backward? Is the present part of the past or of the future? And, not least of all, did Time have a beginning? For, if so, will it have an end? If the universe has existed forever, without a beginning and thus without an end, is Time too without a beginning and without an end – or did the universe indeed have a beginning, perhaps with the Big Bang assumed by many astrophysicists, in which case Time began when the universe began?

“…Those who conceived the amazingly accurate Sumerian cosmogony also believed in a Beginning ( and thus, inexorably, in an End), it is clear that they conceived Time as a measure, the pacesetter from, and the marker of, a beginning in a celestial saga; for the very first word of the ancient Epic of Creation, Enuma, means When.

“…It must have taken great scientific minds to conceive of a primordial phase when “naught existed but primordial Apsu, their begetter; Mummu, and Tiamat” – when Earth had not yet come into being; and to realize that for Earth and all upon in the “big bang” was not when the universe or even the Solar System was created, but the event of the Celestial Battle (when the planet Nibiru’s satellites and the planet itself later collided with the planet Tiamat). It was then, at that moment, that Time began for Earth – the moment when, separated from the half of Tiamat that became the Asteroid Belt (“heaven”), Earth was shunted to its new orbit and could start counting the years, the months, the days, the nights – to measure Time.

“…This scientific view, central to ancient cosmogony, religion, and mathematics, was expressed in many other Sumerian texts besides the Epic of Creation. A text treated by scholars as the “myth” of “Enki and the World Order,” but which is literally the autobiographical tale by Enki, the Sumerian god of science, describe the moment when – When – Time began to tick for Earth.

“…Another text, in words often repeated on Sumerian clay tablets, conveyed the notion of Beginning by listing the many aspects of evolution and civilization that had not yet come into being before the crucial event. Before then, the text asserted, “the name of Man had not yet been called” and “needful things had not yet been brought into being.” All those developments started to take place only “after heaven had been moved away from Earth, after Earth had been separated from heaven.”

“…It is not surprising that the same notions of Time’s beginnings also ruled Egyptians beliefs, whose development was subsequent to those of the Sumerians. We read in The Pyramid Texts (para. 1466) the following description of the Beginning of Things:

When heaven had not yet come into existence,
When men had not yet come into existence,
When gods had not yet been born,
When death had not yet come into existence…


“…This knowledge, universal in antiquity and stemming from the Sumerian cosmogony, was echoed in the very first verse of Genesis, the first book of the Hebrew Bible:

In the beginning
Elohim created the heaven and the earth,
And the earth was without form and void
and darkness was upon the face of Tehom,
and the wind of the Lord swept over its waters.


“…It is now well established that this biblical tale of creation was based on Mesopotamian texts such as Enuma Elish, with Tehom meaning Tiamat, the “wind” meaning “satellites,” in Sumerian, and “heaven,” described as the “hammered out bracelet,” the Asteroid Belt, the Bible, however, is clearer regarding the moment of the Beginning as far as Earth was concerned; the biblical version picks up the Mesopotamian cosmogony only from the point of the separation of the Earth from the Shama’im the Hammered Bracelet, as a result of the breakup of Tiamat.

“…For Earth, Time began with the Celestial Battle.

Of the Planet Nibiru/Marduk it is said:

He established the station of Nibiru,
to determine their heavenly bands,
that none might transgress or fall short …

He established for the planets their
sacred heavens,
He keeps hold on their ways,
determines their courses.


“…Thus, states Enuma Elish (Tablet V, line 65), “He created the Heaven and the Earth” – the very same words used in the book of Genesis.

“…The Celestial Battle eliminated Tiamat as a member of the old Solar System, thrust half of it into a new orbit to become Planet Earth, retained the Moon as a vital component of the Solar System, detached Pluto into an independent orbit, and added Nibiru as the twelfth member of the New Order in our heavens. For Earth and its inhabitants, those were to become the elements that determined time.

“…To this day, the key role that the number twelve played in Sumerian science and daily life (in line with the twelve member Solar System) has accompanied us throughout the millennia. They divided the “day” (from sunset to sunset) into twelve “double-hours,” retained into modern times in the twelve-hour clock and the twenty-four hour day. The twelve months in the year are still with us, as are the twelve houses of the zodiac. This celestial number had many other expressions, as in the twelve tribes of Israel or the twelve apostles of Jesus.

The Sumerian mathematical system is called sexagesimal, i.e. “based on sixty” rather than on 100 as in the metric system (in which one meter is equal to 100 centimeters). This system, the sexagesimal, has been explained in previous books by Mr. Sitchin.

“…The sar, 3,600 Earth-years, was the orbital period of Nibiru around the Sun; for any one in Nibiru, it was just one Nibiru-year. According to the Sumerians, there were indeed others, intelligent beings, on Nibiru, evolving there well ahead of hominids on Earth. The Sumerians called them Anunnaki, literally meaning “Those who from Heaven to Earth came.”

“…Texts known as the Sumerian King Lists which describe the first settlements of the Anunnaki on Earth, list the governorship of the first ten Anunnaki leaders before the Deluge in sars, the 3,600 Earth-year cycles. From the first landing to the Deluge, according to those first texts, 120 sars had passed: Nibiru orbited the Sun one hundred and twenty times, which equals 432,000 Earth-years. It was on the one hundred twentieth orbit that the gravitational pull of Nibiru was such that it caused the ice sheet that accumulated over Antarctica to slip off into the southern oceans, creating the immense tidal wave that engulfed the Earth – the great flood or Deluge, recorded in the Bible from much earlier and much more detailed Sumerian sources.

“…Legends and ancient lore gave this number, 432,000, cyclical significance beyond the land then called Sumer. In Hamlet’s Mill, Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend, searching for “a point where myth and science join,” concluded that “432,000 was a number of significance from old.” Among the examples cited by them was the Teutonic and Norse tale of the Valhalla, the mythic abode of the slain warriors who, on the Day of Judgment, will march out of the Valhalla’s gates to fight at the side of the god Odin or Woden against the giants. They would exit through the Valhalla’s 540 doors, eight hundred warriors would march out of each. The total number of warrior-heroes, Santillana and von Dechend pointed out, was thus 432,000.

A representation of Gods and Giants in the Valhalla (In one of Richard Wagner's Operas, San Francisco, U.S.A.)

A representation of Gods and Giants in the Valhalla (In one of Richard Wagner’s Operas, San Francisco, U.S.A.)

A house stands on shores of Jokulsa, a Fjoltum river, where the myth of Odin's horse Slaettur is remembered.

A house stands on shores of Jokulsa, a Fjoltum river, where the myth of Odin’s horse Slaettur is remembered.

…”This number,” they continued, “must have had a very ancient meaning, for it is also the number of syllables in the Rigveda,” the “Sacred Book of Verses” in the Sanskrit language, in which have been recorded the Indo-European tales of gods and heroes. Four hundred thirty-two thousand, the two authors wrote, “goes back to the basic figure 10,800, the number of stanzas in the Rigveda, with 40 syllables to a stanza” (10,800 x 40 = 432,000).

“…Hindu traditions clearly associated the number 432,000 with the yugas or ages that Earth and Mankind had experienced. Each caturyuga (“great yuga”) was divided into four yugas or Ages whose diminishing lengths were expressions of 432,000:

  • first the Fourfold Age (4 x 432,000 = 1,728,000 years) which was the Golden Age,
  • then the Threefold Age of Knowledge (3 x 432,000 = 1,296,000 years), followed by
  • the Double or Twofold Age of Sacrifice (2 x 432,000 = 864,000 years); and finally
  • our present era, the Age of Discord which lasts a mere 432,000 years.


…All in all these Hindu traditions envision ten eons, paralleling the ten Sumerian rulers of the pre-Diluvial era but expanding the overall time span to 432,000 years.

“…Further expanded, such astronomical numbers based on 432,000 were applied in Hindu religion and traditions to the kalpa, the “Day” of the Lord Brahma. It was defined as a eon comprising twelve million devas (“Divine Years”). Each Divine Year in turn equals 360 Earth-years. Therefore, a “Day of the Lord Brahma” equaled 4,320,000,000 Earth-years – a time span very much like modern estimates of the age of our Solar System – arrived at by multiplications of 360 and 12.

Lord Brahma, always depicted with four Heads.

Lord Brahma, always depicted with four Heads.

Lord Brahma, always depicted with four Heads.

Lord Brahma, always depicted with four Heads.

Mr. Sitchin continues:

4,320,000,000 is, however, a thousandfold great yugas – a fact brought out in the eleventh century by the Arab mathematician Abu Rayhan al-Biruni, who explained that the kalpa consisted of 1,000 cycles of caturyugas. One could thus paraphrase the mathematics of the Hindu celestial calendar by stating that in the eyes of the Lord Brahma, a thousand cycles were but a single day. This brings to mind the enigmatic statement in Psalms (90:4) regarding the Divine Day of the biblical Lord:

A thousand years, in thy eyes,
[are] as a day past, gone by.


“…The Hindu traditions were brought to the Indian subcontinent by “Aryan” migrants from the shores of the Caspian Sea, cousins of the Indo-Europeans who were the Hittites of Asia Minor (today’s Turkey) and the Hurrians of the upper Euphrates River, through whom Sumerian knowledge and beliefs were transmitted to the Indo-Europeans… The Vedas were held to be “not of human origin,” having been composed by the gods themselves in a previous age. In time the various components of the Vedas and the auxiliary literature that derived from them (the Mantras, Brahmanas, etc.) were augmented by the non-Vedic Puranas (“Ancient Writings”) and the great epic tales of the Mahabarata and Ramayana. In them ages deriving from multiples of 3,600 also predominate, thus, according to the Vishnu Purana, “the day that Krishna shall depart from Earth will be the first day of the day of Kali; it will continue for 360,000 years of mortals.” This is a reference to the concept that the Kaliyuga, the present age, is divided to a dawn or “morning twilight” of 100 divine years that equal 36,000 Earth or “mortal” years, the age itself (1,000 divine years equaling 360,000 Earth-years), and a dusk or “evening twilight” of a final 100 divine years (36,000 mortal-years) adding up to 1,200 divine or 432,000 Earth-years.

“…The depth of such widespread beliefs in a Divine Cycle of 432,000 years, equaling 120 orbits of 3,600 Earth-years each of Nibiru, makes one wonder whether they represent merely arithmetical sleights of hand – or, in some unknown way, a basic natural or astronomical phenomenon recognized in antiquity by the Anunnaki. We have shown in The 12th Planet, the first book of The Earth Chronicles series, that the Deluge was a global calamity anticipated by the Anunnaki, resulting by the gravitational pull of the nearing Nibiru on the unstable ice age to an abrupt end circa 13,000 years ago, and was thus recorded in Earth’s cycles as a major geological and climatic change.

“…The last geological epoch, called the Pleistocene, began about 2,500,000 years ago and ended at the time of the Deluge; it was the time span during which:

  • hominids evolved
  • the Anunnaki came to Earth
  • Man, Homo sapiens, was brought into being


“…And it was during the Pleistocene that a cycle of approximately 430,000 years was identified in marine sediments…

…Such a cyclic periodicity conforms with the Astronomical Theory of climatic modulations that takes into account changes due to obliquity (the Earth’s tilt), precession (the slight orbital retardation), and eccentricity (the shape of the elliptical orbit)…

Mr. Sitchin includes a few more cyclic details, then he continues:

…The “myth” of Divine Ages thus appears to be based on scientific facts.

“…The element of Time features in the ancient records, both Sumerian and biblical, not only as a point of beginning – “When.” The process of creation is at once linked to the measurement of time, measurements that in turn are linked to determine celestial motions… In the biblical version, it took the Lord two divine “days” to complete the task (of creation); hopefully, even Fundamentalists, will by now agree that these were not day and night days as we now know them, for the two “days” occurred before Earth had yet come into existence (and besides, let them heed the Psalmist’s statement of the Lord’s Day being equal to a thousand years or so). The Mesopotamian version clearly measures Creation Time or Divine Time by the passages of Nibiru, in an orbit equaling 3,600 Earth-years

“…Once the focus shifts to Earth and ultimately to Man upon it, the scale of Time also shifts – to an Earthly Time – to a scale appropriate not only to Man’s abode but also to one that Mankind could grasp and measure: Day, Month, Year.

“…Even as we consider these familiar elements of Earthly Time, it should be born in mind that all three of them are also expressions of celestial motions – cyclical motions – involving a complex correlation between Earth, Moon, and Sun.

“…But such basic truths regarding the causes of the Earthly Time cycles of day, month, year are not self-evident and required advanced scientific knowledge to be realized. For the better part of two thousand years it was believed, for example, that the day-night cycle resulted from the circling of Earth by the Sun; for from the time of Ptolemy of Alexandria (second century A.D.) until the “Copernican Revolution” in 1543 A.D., the unquestionable belief was that the Sun, the Moon, and the visible planets were circling the Earth, which was the center of the universe.

Above and below: Plates illustrating the Copernican system, in the Harmonia Macrocosmica Atlas.

Above and below: Plates illustrating the Copernican system, in the Harmonia Macrocosmica Atlas.



Copernicus University

Copernicus University

“…The suggestion by Nicolaus Copernicus that the Sun was at the center and the Earth was just another celestial body orbiting it, like any other planet, was so revolutionary scientifically and heretical religiously that he delayed writing his great astronomical work (De revolutionibus coelestium; English translation, On the Revolutions of Celestial Spheres) and his friends delayed printing it until his very last day, May 24, 1543. This motions (as described in The Enuma Elish text) were attributed to the “destinies” (orbits) that the Celestial Lord (Nibiru) gave Earth and its moon as a result of the Celestial Battle:

The Moon he caused to shine,
to it the night entrusting;
In the night the days to signal
he appointed it, [saying:]
Monthly, without cease, form designs with a crown.
At the month’s very start, rising over the Earth,
thou shall have luminous horns to signify six days,
reaching a crescent the seventh day.
At mid month stand still opposite the Sun;
it shall overtake thee at the horizon.
Then diminish thy crown and regress in light,
at that time approaching the Sun;
And on the 30th day thou shalt stand against the Sun.
I have appointed thee a destiny; follow the path.


…”Thus,” the ancient text concluded, did the Celestial Lord “appoint the days and established the precincts of night and day.”

“…By listing the two luminaries (Sun and Moon) as responsible for the months and the days and the years, the complex lunar-solar nature of that calendar’s antiquity (Mesopotamian-Hebrew calendar) is also presented. Over the millennia of Mankind’s efforts to measure time by devising a calendar, some (as the Moslems continue to this day) have followed only the Moon’s cycles; others (as the ancient Egyptians and the Common Era calendars in use in the Western world) have adopted the solar year, conveniently dividing it into “months.” But the calendar devised about fifty-eight hundred years ago in Nippur (Sumer’s religious center) and still adhered to by the Jews retained the biblically stated complexity of time-keeping based on the orbital relationship between the Earth and the two luminaries.

“…Scholars have been puzzled by the fact that the Zo’har (The Book of Splendor), an Aramaic-Hebrew composition which is a central work in the literature of Jewish mysticism known as Kabbalah, unmistakably explained – in the thirteenth century of the Christian era – that the cause of the day’s changing into night was the turning of the Earth around its own axis… The Zo’har’s source was the third century Rabbi Hamnuna!

“…Such advanced knowledge, seemingly ahead of its time, can be explained only by the retention of the earlier sophisticated knowledge that permeates the Bible and its earlier Sumerian sources. Indeed, Kabbalah literally means “that which was received,” earlier secret knowledge transmitted from generation to generation… The Talmud, recording such data and commentaries from about 300 B.C. to about A.D. 500, is replete with astronomical snippets…” among them the Comet Halley is mentioned as “a star which appears once in seventy years and confounds the mariners.”

Mr. Sitchin continues “Rabbi Gamliel of Jabneh possessed a tubular optical instrument with which he observed the stars and planets – fifteen centuries before the “official” invention of the telescope.

“…The need to know the heavenly secrets stemmed from the lunar-solar nature of the Jewish (i.e. Nippurian) calendar, which required a complex adjustment – “intercalation” – between the solar year and the lunar year, the latter falling short of the former by 10 days, 21 hours, 6 minutes and about 45.5 seconds. That shortfall equals 7/19 of a synodic month, and, therefore, a lunar year can be realigned with the solar year by adding seven lunar months to every nineteen solar years. Astronomy books credit the Athenian astronomer Meton (circa 430 B.C.) with the discovery of this nineteen-year cycle; but the knowledge in fact goes back millennia, to ancient Mesopotamia.

Old Jewish Talmud

Old Jewish Talmud

“…In the purely lunar calendars, as is still the case in the Moslem calendar, the holidays keep slipping back by about a month every three years. The Nippurian calendar, having been devised to maintain a cycle of holidays connected with the seasons, could not allow such an ongoing slippage: the New Year, for example had to begin on the first day of spring. This required, from the very beginning of Sumerian civilization, a precise knowledge of the motions of the Earth and the Moon, and their correlation with the Sun and thus the secrets of intercalation. It also required understanding how the seasons come about.

“…The discovery of the solstices has also been attributed to Meton and his colleague, the Athenian Euctemon. But in fact such knowledge goes back to much earlier times. The rich astronomical vocabulary of the Talmud had already applied the term Neti’yah (from the verb Natoh, “to tilt, inclined turn sideways”) to the modern equivalent term “obliquity” a millennium earlier the Bible recognized the notion of the Earth’s axis by attributing the day-night cycle to a “line” drawn through the Earth (Psalms 19:5); and the Book of Job, speaking of the formation of the Earth and its mysteries, attributed to the Celestial Lord the creation of an inclined line, a tilted axis, for the Earth (Job 38:5). Using the term Natoh, the book of Job refers to the Earth’s tilted axis and the North Pole when it states:

He tilted north over the void
and hangeth the Earth upon nothing at all.


“…If a line is drawn between the sunrise and sunset points for each solstice, the result is such that the two lines cross above the viewer’s head, forming a giant x that divides the Earth, and the skies above it, into four parts. This division has been recognized in antiquity and is referred to in the Bible when it speaks of the “four corners of the Earth” and the “four corners of the skies.” The resulting division of the circle of the Earth and the skies in four parts that look like triangles rounded at their bases created for the ancient peoples the image of “wings.” The Bible thus spoke of the “four wings of the Earth” as well as of the “four wings of the skies.”

“…A Babylonian map of the Earth, for the first millennium B.C., illustrated this concept of “four corners of the Earth” by literally depicting four “wings” attached to the circular Earth.

“…The fourfold division of the solar year (two solstices, two equinoxes) was combined in antiquity with the lunar motions to create the first known formal calendar, the lunar-solar calendar of Nippur. It was used by the Akkadians, Babylonians, Assyrians, and other nations after them, and remains in use to this very day as the Jewish calendar.

“…For Mankind, Earthly Time began in 3760 B.C.; we know the exact date because in the year 1992 of the common Era, the Jewish calendar counts the year 5752.

“…Between Earthly Time and Divine Time there is Celestial Time.

“…From the moment Noah stepped out of the ark, needing reassurance that the watery end of all flesh would not soon recur, Mankind has lived with a lingering notion – or is it a recollection? – of cycles or eons or Ages of Earth’s destruction and resurrection, and has looked to the heavens for celestial signs, omens of good or bad to come.

“…From its Mesopotamian roots the Hebrew language retains the term Mazal as meaning “luck, fortune” which would be either good or bad. Little is it realized that the term is a celestial one, meaning zodiac house, and harkens back to the time when astronomy and astrology were one and the same, and priests atop temple-towers followed the movements of the Celestial Gods to see in which house of the zodiac – in which Manzalu, in Akkadian – they stood that night.

“…But it was not Man who had first grouped the myriads of stars into recognizable constellations, defined and named those that spanned the ecliptic, and divided them into twelve to create the twelve houses of the zodiac. It was the Anunnaki who had conceived of that for their own needs; Man adopted that as his link, his means to ascent, to the heavens from the mortality of life on Earth.

“…It is evident from the Sumerian King Lists and other texts dealing with the affairs of the Anunnaki that for a long time – certainly until the Deluge – they retained the sar, the 3,600 Earth-years of Nibiru, as the divine unit of time. But what could they do somehow to create a reasonable relationship, other than 1:3600, between that Divine Time and the Earthly Time.

“…The solution was provided by the phenomenon called precession.”

At this point Mr. Sitchin gives more details of measurements of Time, followed by a quote from the mythologist Joseph Campbell:

“…By a miracle that I have found no one to interpret, the arithmetic that was developed in Sumer as early as c. 3200 B.C., whether by coincidence or by intuitive induction so matched the celestial order as to amount in itself to a revelation.” The “miracle” as we have since shown, was provided by advance knowledge of the Anunnaki.

“…Modern astronomy, as well as modern exact sciences owes much to the Sumerian “firsts.”

After more interesting calculations quoted from various mathematicians, Mr. Sitchin reaches to the change of zodiacal house:

“…we have been in the “Age” (or zodiac) of Pisces since about 60 B.C., and slowly but surely we will soon enter the Age of Aquarius. It is such a shift – the change from a fading zodiacal age – to the start of another zodiacal age – that is the coming of a New Age.

“…As Mankind on Earth awaits the change with anticipation, many are those who wonder what the change will bring with it – of what Mazal with it be a harbinger? Bliss or upheavals, an end – or a new beginning? The end of the Old Order or the start of a New Order on Earth, perhaps the prophesied return of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth?

“…Does Time only flow forward or can it flow backward, philosophers have wondered. In fact, Time does shift backward, for that is the essence of the phenomenon of precession: the retardation of Earth’s orbit around the Sun that causes, once in about 2,160 years, the observance of sunrise on the spring equinox not in the next zodiacal house but in the preceding one… Celestial Time, as we have designated it, does not progress in the direction of Earthly (and all Planetary) Time, counterclockwise; rather, it moves in the opposite direction, matching the orbital (clockwise) direction of Nibiru.

“…Celestial Time does flow backward, as far as we on Earth are concerned; and therefore, in zodiacal terms, the Past is the Future.

“…Let us examine the Past.

Continue to Chapter 2: A Computer Made of Stone